The Radiologic Sciences and Technology concentration is designed to prepare students for a fulfilling career in the healthcare profession. Radiologic Sciences incorporates the use of ionizing radiation and other forms of energy to provide diagnostic images and therapeutic applications for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. Students are trained to work closely with patients and use advanced technology to aid in the detection and diagnosis of disease.
The Radiologic Sciences and Technology curriculum consists of classroom, laboratory, and online learning coupled with clinical experiences at various medical facilities. Upon completion of the program, students receive the Bachelor of Science degree and can apply for the primary certification examination in Radiography (R) offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the job market is predicted to continue to grow as technology advances all modalities within radiologic sciences. Salary ranges for graduates vary. The registered radiologic technologist can expect to enter the job market at approximately $35,000 to $40,000 annually, with increases based on geographical region and work shift. Typical employment locations include hospitals, physician offices and out-patient imaging centers.